Episode 74 – Wonder Women

It’s episode 74 of Children of the Force!

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First, thanks to Nick from London and ElvenPadawan for leaving the new reviews of the show on iTunes! You’re both winners, in our book.

By the way, the ElvenPadawan has a brand new podcast! Check it out here: https://elvenpadawan.wordpress.com/

STAR WARSY STUFF [11:00]

We’re giving Adventures in Wild Space another try, maybe.

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Non Star-Warsy: We saw both Wonder Woman and Beauty and the Beast on Saturday. Two thumbs up to both!

NEWS [22:50]

Battlefront II! Check out the game-play trailer and the extended gameplay video.



Check out this overview video of the gameplay at Polygon:

https://www.polygon.com/e3/2017/6/10/15776192/e3-2017-star-wars-battlefront-2-multiplayer-footage

CELEBRATION NEWS [24:55]

We wrap up our Celebration re-cap talking about some of the awesomely feminist things said in a couple different panels.

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[photo by IGN]


Dave Filoni talks about how he changed Ahsoka’s costume design and why:

https://youtu.be/ZqY1Zo5QTcM?t=1h35m49s

The whole “Heroines of Star Wars” panel is worth watching:

https://youtu.be/xgxO6mQI9k0?t=3h38m21s

Dave Filoni and Henry Gilroy told George Lucas that Ahsoka should be a girl:

https://youtu.be/xgxO6mQI9k0?t=3h44m25s

Tia Syrcar and Ashley Eckstein talk about inclusivity and representation in Star Wars:

https://youtu.be/xgxO6mQI9k0?t=4h22m30s

Also, funny and interesting things of note…

The Running of the Willrow Hoods:

https://youtu.be/xgxO6mQI9k0?t=4h35m34s

Battlefront II panel:

The Last Jedi Panel:

CANON NEWS [39:45]

There are creatures that live between the seams of space and time!

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JOKE [41:15]

How did Han die?

Q&A COUNCIL [42:35]

If you could have one Force ability, what would it be?

STUMP THE LUMP! [49:25]

What’s the name of the race Han Solo flew in in that Han Solo comic miniseries?

OUTRO [51:40]

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Episode 73 – The Dameron Fool That Shot Him

It’s episode 73 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:10]

Check out the playlist I made of the complete first season of The Freemaker Adventures!

We got an email from Joseph!

I revise my answer on that whole “are Baze and Chirrut gay” question.

I read The Force Awakens comic adaptation and realized I got a free digital copy along with it. You know what that means?

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!

First one to leave a new iTunes review of the show will win the free digital comic!

NEWS [13:20]

We further discuss all the goodies in that Vanity Fair article.

We listen to some Tom Waits:

We watch some To Catch a Thief:

We also bleep out a word (for the first time ever), Anna plays the part of Kathleen Kennedy, and I sing some Star Warsified Hamilton.

CANON NEWS [45:15]

Which one is it? Thugs or dogs?

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JOKE [54:15]

What did Poe say when he took off his shoes and all his fellow pilots saw how large his feet were?

STUMP THE LUMP! [54:55]

Which Rogue One character had, at one point, gone by the name of Fulcrum?

OUTRO [59:05]

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Episode 72 – May the Force Arena be with You

It’s episode 72 of Children of the Force!

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Today, we’re joined by Nick from London to talk about Force Arena (and other Star Wars things). (And things not related to Star Wars at all.)

STAR WARSY STUFF [4:00]

Nick read Death Troopers. Liam watched some Star Wars rap battles. Nick’s been playing the Galaxy of Heroes app.

Nick and Al exchange The Last Jedi teaser stories.

Nick has a theory about DJ and Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.

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NEWS [22:20]

We talk more about that Vanity Fair article and photos.

CANON NEWS [33:40]

What was Krennic thinking in his final moment?

FORCE ARENA DISCUSSION [39:15]

Nick, Liam and I geek out about Force Arena for the rest of the episode. In addition to giving an overview of the game, talking strategy and more, Nick also came up with his own new additions to the game.

Here are some of the cards he designed! How cool are these?


OUTRO [1:31:00]

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Episode 71 – Birrut and Chaze

It’s episode 71 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:25]

I correct my previous statement about the Bechdel Test. The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones are, of the original 6 movies, the only ones that pass. Which isn’t to say that they’re feminist movies by any stretch of the imagination. But they pass the test. Barely.

Speaking of gender parity in films, check out The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender on The Pudding: https://pudding.cool/2017/03/film-dialogue/

Liam and I are still in the clutches of Force Arena. Check out the app… if you dare.

Liam is re-reading the Vader comics. Anna started reading them, too, since we recorded this. The kids get off on a tangent about how much they like the graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier.

NEWS [11:10]

Before getting into the regular news, we interject with some breaking news and talk about the images that were included with that great Vanity Fair article on Wednesday morning. We’ll be discussing the content of the article in an upcoming episode. But for now, check out the article here to see the photos: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/05/star-wars-the-last-jedi-cover-portfolio

We also talk about the new Cassian and K-2SO one-shot comic and the new Mace Windu (is Snoke) comic mini-series!


CANON NEWS
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Ian asks via voicemail: Are Baze and Chirrut gay? We explore the Rogue One novelization to see what it has to say.

CELEBRATION RECAP: VIDEO GAMES [39:30]

We round out our Celebration news recap talking about Battlefront II.

Check out the website here: https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2

Check out the sentinel…

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…just like the one from the Shattered Empire comic:

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We didn’t get any big video game news other than the new Battlefront, which is surprising, given this year-old video about upcoming EA Star Wars games:

JOKE [59:10]

Jokes this week are courtesy of Chris from Star Wars Kidscast:

What were Baze & Chirrut called when they worked at a pharmacy?
What were Baze & Chirrut called when they worked as accountants?
What were Baze & Chirrut called when they worked as fishermen?
What were Baze & Chirrut called when they worked at a haunted house?
What were Baze & Chirrut called when they worked at a pickle factory?

OUTRO [1:01:05]

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Episode 70 – Celebration of Forces of Freemaker … and Books (and a Joke)

It’s episode 70 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:30]

We did Free Comic Book day over at Paradox in Fargo with some friends this year!

We picked up the TFA comic adaptation at the comic shop.

NEWS [7:05]

Aphra wins a contest!

Rian Johnson had a hand in the ending of The Force Awakens because of what he wanted to do in The Last Jedi.

CELEBRATION RECAP [13:35]

We pick up where we left off with our Celebration recap and get Amy and Emily’s final day at Celebration Orlando. Sounds like they had a whole lot of fun!

We’re looking forward to The Freemaker Adventures, season 2. Here are links to those images of the life-like Kordi, Zander and Rowan. And MOC.

Zander and Kordi on Black Girl Nerds.

Zander on Star Scavengers twitter. Rowan on Star Scavengers.

Kordi and M-OC on Brickfanatics.

And check out those Freemaker shorts that Amy mentioned by clicking right here.

Forces of Destiny is coming in July! We talk about how cool that is, but also how we wish they weren’t trying to make “girl Star Wars” and “boy Star Wars.” Check out some images from the show and those cool action figures / dolls.

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We cover a lot of the new books that were announced at Celebration. Pretty excited about these.


JOKE [50:55]

Our joke this week comes from Amy (@AmyWishman)!

What does the Jedi temple use for protection?

Listen to the show to find out the punchline!

OUTRO [52:45]

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Episode 69 – Patron Guests Alethea and Nolan!

It’s episode 69 of Children of the Force! And we have a couple special guests on the show, our patrons, Alethea and Nolan!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:00]

I finished reading Thrawn. I liked it, but did not love it. Parts of it bored me. Thrawn makes a better villain than a protagonist, I think.

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NEWS [9:35]

Episode IX is coming out on May 24th 2019! We’re super happy about this.

Guardians of the Whills and Rebel Rising came out on May 2nd.


INTERVIEW WITH ALETHEA AND NOLAN [16:30]

We had a super fun discussion with Alethea and her son, Nolan.

STUMP THE LUMP! [49:30]

Alethea and Nolan have a question for us. Which animal did the effects crew study when they were designing the AT-AT?

OUTRO [1:01:30]

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Episode 68 – More Celebration! Amy and Emily! Rebels trailer!

It’s episode 68 of Children of the Force!

In addition to a voicemail from Ian, we also have day 2 and 3 reports from Star Wars Celebration courtesy of our special correspondents, Amy and Emily!

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VOICEMAIL! [0:50]

Ian asks if the end of the Jedi could mean a more neutral peace-keeping force in the galaxy. We discuss for eight minutes.

STAR WARSY STUFF [9:10]

We still haven’t watched all of Rogue One since getting it on blu-ray. We’re busy!

I’m about 2/3 of the way through Thrawn. I like it, but I don’t love it. Thrawn makes a better villain than a protagonist.

Liam has started playing Force Arena. May the Force have mercy on us all.

HEAD CANON NEWS [15:35]

Just how did Kylo’s scar move to a different place on his face?

AMY AND EMILY AT CELEBRATION [22:40]

The 501st, Rancho Obi-Wan, an ear infection, BB-8, Rebels, Anthony Daniels and more!

REBELS PANEL/TRAILER REACTION [38:30]

Season 4 of Rebels is the last season. We discuss that and the season four trailer.

Here are a couple screengrabs of Filoni with the ? and the ! after “Ahsoka lives.”

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And check out that art of Kanan and Hera kissing. Just because it’s fun.

OUTRO [56:25]

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